by Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 5 March 2013

Ah, missed connections. The wistful, fleeting encounter with a special stranger. Misplacing the guts necessary to muster up the courage to make meaningful contact. The sadness that mounts next — and then subsides — as one goes on Craigslist next to leave a personal ad like ‘Asian guy jogging in Mickey Mouse shorts at Central Park, m4m’. Dorothy Gambrell scanned these missed connection posts by each US state and emerged with a map of the most common locations. Unsurprisingly, Walmart is tops for a number of states. What can we say? It must be tough simultaneously trying to decide what to microwave for dinner and what chatup lines to use on strangers.